Just a short (yet rambling) post as I’m in the process of digging out some Catalhoyuk GPR data from earlier this year…
As I’ve spent the last hour rummaging through the maze that is the various GPR-Slice projects that I created over the summer, it is becoming more and more clear that I (need I say, we) need a more effective means for storing meta data about geophysics projects. Luckily, I took lots of notes during the whiz-bang pilot GPR season in June- but even so, it’s now December and I am in desperate need of generating some slick images for a poster session coming up next week.
Sadly, I still need to reprocess the data (to include topography, and hopefully correct for the mosaic issues) and though the little trail of bread crumbs I left myself is helpful, it would be even more helpful to know the EXACT processes that worked and didn’t work along with any suggestions for improving them. I guess I’m really in search way to create a map, or flow chart of some sort. We can get to how we attach actual meta data to the results later.
At the end of the day, all this talk about a ‘method store‘ for archaeological prospection has really got me wishing I had already implemented my own personal one to keep my data and methods straight! My new (ongoing) goal is to document the next go-round with this Catal data set, namely this weekend- hopefully producing a more decipherable set of steps, (as opposed to the bread crumbs) for when I or anyone else would like to know how we produce the results. But this is all pie in the sky, right?